IBPS SO Result – Dates, How to Check, Calculating Marks, Previous Cutoff

IBPS SO Prelims Exam Result 2020-21 – has been declared on 6th January 2021 and it will Available From 6th January to 12th January 2021.


The IBPS or Institute of Banking and Personnel Selection will declare the IBPS SO result after successfully conducting the upcoming exam.  According to the announcement by IBPS, the IBPS SO result will be made available in the online mode only on the official website.
Candidates will be able to check their IBPS SO result 2020 with the help of their registration number and password / date of birth.  The exam conducting authority will issue the scorecard with the result in online mode.

Ibps so results

IBPS SO result will contain such information:
  1. Candidate Details
  2. Score
  3. Overall score
The IBPS SO exam consists of several stages of examination – preliminary, mains and interview rounds.  The IBPS SO result will be declared as the final result and not for prelims or mains separately.
Table of Contents

  • Latest Update
  • IBPS SO Result – Important Date Announcements
  • Participating Banks in IBPS SO 2020
  • IBPS SO Answer Key 2020
  • How to Check IBPS SO Result/ Scorecard
  • IBPS SO Prelims
  • IBPS SO Mains
  • Details Mentioned on IBPS SO Result 2020 (Prelims)
  • Details Mentioned on IBPS SO Result 2020 (Mains)
  • IBPS SO Result – Calculation Process
  • IBPS SO Result – Normalisation Process
  • IBPS SO Result – Tie Breaking Rule
  • IBPS SO Result – Selection Procedure
  • What to do after IBPS SO Mains Result 2020?
  • Documents to Produce in Interview After IBPS SO Result 2020
  • IBPS SO Result – Previous Years’ Cut Off (2019)
  • IBPS SO Result – FAQs

Latest Updates

6 January 2021 – IBPS SO Prelims Result 2020 announced today.  Candidates can check the news here or go to www.ibps.in to download their results.

IBPS SO Results – Important Date Announcements

IBPS SO result will be declared by IBPS on successful completion of the exam.  When the candidates announce the examination authority, the candidates can find out the exact final IBPS SO result release date in the table below.

IBPS SO Result Schedule

Events Important Dates
IBPS SO notification release date 1st November 2020
Starting of IBPS SO online application process 2nd November 2020
Last date to apply online 23rd November 2020
IBPS SO Prelims admit card December 2020*
IBPS SO Mains admit card To be Announced
IBPS SO exam date – Prelims 26th and 27th December 2020
IBPS SO Prelims result date 6th January to 12th January 2021
IBPS SO exam date – Mains 24th January 2021
IBPS SO Mains result date February 2021*
Interview March 2021*
Provisional Allotment April 2021*

*The exact dates are yet to be announced

Banks participating in IBPS SO 2020

This year (2020), 11 banks will participate in the IBPS SO exam 2020-21.
Canara Bank Bank of India Union Bank of India
UCO Bank Indian Overseas Bank Indian Bank
Bank of Maharashtra Bank of Baroda Punjab & Sind Bank
Punjab National Bank Central Bank of India

IBPS SO Answer Key 2020

The IBPS SO authority issues the answer key a few days before the result announcement on the official website.  Answer key is issued twice – initial answer key (before result) and final answer key (after result) for both prelims and mains exam.  Candidates can calculate their approximate marks with the help of their response sheet and initial answer key.

How to check IBPS SO result / scorecard?

The official IBPS authority will release the result in online mode on the official website.  To check and download the results, the candidates have to follow the steps given below:

IBPS SO Initial

The candidates, who will appear for the IBPS SO Preliminary Examination, will have to wait for the IBPS SO Result, which will be announced around January 2021.  Although the last date has not been updated now, IBPS will publish the date once in its official website.  Has been finalized.  The below steps are required for the candidates to follow to get their IBPS SO preliminary results.

  • Visit IBPS official website.
  • Click on the notification P CRP SO on the homepage.
  • Select the general recruitment process for Specialist Officer X.
  • To check the results, click on ‘See Results of Preliminary Online Examination for SO CRP SO-X’.
  • Enter Registration Number, Password and Captcha Code.
  • Click submit.
  • Search IBPS SO Results and take a printout for future reference.


Candidates who have passed the prelims exam will be allowed to appear in the IBPS SO Mains exam.  Below are the steps to get Mains Results online.
  • Visit the official website of IBPS.
  • Select the IBPS SO Mains Result 2020 or CRP Specialist Officers link on the left side of the homepage.
  • When a new window opens, click on the Expert Officer IBPS SO Mains Result link.
  • Enter login details like registration number, password and captcha code.
  • Click Submit.
  • Find IBPS SO Mains result and take a printout for further reference. Details mentioned on IBPS SO Result 2020 (Preliminar

Details mentioned on IBPS SO Result 2020 (Preliminary)

The IBPS SO publishes the prelims scorecard after the IBPS result is declared.  The candidates will get the following details in the IBPS SO Prelims Scorecard.
List of details
  •   Candidate’s name
  •   Roll Number
  •   Maximum score overall and section wise
  •   Details on the process of reaching the score
  •   Section wise and overall marks obtained
  •   IBPS SO Cutoff Marks
  •   Category
  •   IBPS SO Preliminary Exam Date
  •   Registration number

Details mentioned on IBPS SO Result 2020 (Mains)

Candidates will get the following details mentioned on their IBPS SO Result Card 2020.  Buddy 4 Study advises candidates to verify details on the Mains Scorecard and download a copy of their result to avoid discrepancies at the time of admission.
List of details
  • Candidate’s name
  • Roll Number
  • Category
  • Registration Number
  • IBPS SO Main Exam Date
  • Maximum score overall and section wise
  • IBPS SO Cutoff Marks
  • Details on the process of reaching the score
  • Section wise and overall marks obtained

IBPS SO Results – Calculation Process

Raw Score
The score in IBPS SO Preliminary Examination is calculated on the basis of raw marks.  Raw scores are the marks obtained by the candidate in the primary stage.  The IBPS SO exam consists of questions giving 1 mark each.  0.25 marks are deducted for every wrong answer.
For example, a candidate attempts a total of 80 questions in the preliminary examination.  Among them, there are 12 incorrect answers.  In this case, the raw score will be calculated as follows:
  80 – 12 – (1/4 * 12)
  80 – 12 – 3 = 65
  Here, 65 is the raw score.
Final Score
The final score is calculated as a combined score.  The score calculation is based on the candidate’s score (out of 100 marks) in Mains and the marks obtained (out of 100 marks) in the interview round.  The weightage of marks awarded to IBPS SO mains and interview is calculated after an 80:20 ratio.
The marks obtained by the candidates in the Mains exam (out of 100) are converted into 80 marks.  Similarly, the marks obtained in interview rounds are converted to 20 marks.  Finally, the IBPS SO cut-off score for provisional allocation is calculated from a total of 100 marks (Mains score 80 + interview score out of 20) (80:20) and the elimination of inter-to-merit (relationship) birth date.

Total score for final allocation = {[marks obtained in Mains Examination / 100] x 80} + {[Points obtained in Interview / 100] x 20}

For example – if a candidate has scored 0 marks (out of 100) in Mains exam and 100 marks (out of 100) in interview, then the calculated allocation score will be:
 [(80/100) x80] + [(70/100) x 20]
 64 + 14 = 78
Here, 78 will be considered the final allocation score.

IBPS SO Results – Normalisation Process

The difficulty of IBPS SO question papers varies for each session.  The IBPS’s right to conduct the exam follows a normalization process to maintain fairness and equality among the examinees.  This process is established to compare the scores and qualifications of the test takers in different sessions.
The IBPS authority adopts the normalization process so that no candidate gets undue benefits.
The IBPS uses the equi-percentile technique to obtain the correct marks obtained by the candidates in the pre-mains and mains examination.  This is done through the normalization process for calculating IBPS SO result 2020.  The score is usually scored up to two decimal points to be counted.  The marks obtained will be considered to shortlist the candidates for the next round (mains and interview).
The IBPS has adopted a prefix formula to compute normalized digits.  This formula is also known as a generalized Marx calculator.

For Example 

A candidate gets 142 marks in the first shift.
Average score of top 0.1% candidates in all sessions = 191
Sum of Mean and SD (cut-off) for all sessions = 131
Average score of top 0.1% candidates in first shift of the day = 185
Sum of Pisces and SD (which is basically the cut-off) for the first session of that particular day = 129
Normalisation marks = (60/56) (13) + 129 = 142.92

IBPS SO Results – Tie Breaking Rules

If two or more candidates achieve the same score in the IBPS SO result, the authority to select the candidate’s posts follows the rules given below –
Whoever gets the highest total marks in IBPS SO is ranked higher.
If there is still a tie, eligibility will be determined based on age criteria.  Simply put, older candidates will be placed on the basis of higher merit.

IBPS SO Result – Selection Process

The selection process for IBPS SO 2020 is based on 3 steps.
Online Preliminary Examination – The candidate has to appear in an online examination.  In the prelims exam, 150 MCQ type questions are asked.  Candidates have to qualify to answer all the questions in 2 hours and be selected for the next stage.
Online Main Examination – Candidates who qualify in the Prelims Exam are eligible to appear for the Main Examination.  The marks obtained in the main examination are considered for compiling the final result.
Round of Interview – Call letters for interview rounds are issued to the candidates who qualify in the IBPS SO Mains Examination.  Final merit is prepared on the basis of marks obtained in interview rounds and main examination.  The minimum qualifying marks required to pass this round is 40% for General / EWS candidates and 35% for SC / ST / OBC / PWD candidates.

What to do after IBPS SO Mains Result 2020?

The IBPS SO Mains exam results will be declared separately for each category.  If any candidate qualifies for IBPS SO Mains examination, a separate admit card is issued for the round of interview.  An advantage that IBPS provides to its eligible candidates is that the declared result of IBPS SO examination remains uncontrolled in any situation until the examination board finds a discrepancy.
The decision is taken and duly accepted by the Banking Personnel Selection Board and is considered a final decision.  After visiting the IBPS SO Mains result list page, farmers will get separate cut-off scores for General, OBC, SC, ST, EWS candidates.
Candidates who achieve the minimum cutoff score will be selected for professional interview.  Those who will be selected for the interview round will not be given their Mains exam score till the completion of the interview process.

Documents to produce IBPS SO results in interviews after 2020

Candidates are required to submit valid documents for verification on the day of interview.  This is the most important step in the selection process.  They will do below all the required documents which they need to bring with them for the round of interview.
  1. Mark sheet or certificate
  2. Experience certificate
  3. caste certificate
  4. Disability certificate
  5. Service or discharge book for ex-servicemen
  6. No Objection Certificate or NOC for a person working in Government / Semi-Government Units / Public Sector Circles
  7. Domicile certificate for individuals eligible for age relaxation from IBPS SO interview letter
  8. Copy for offline application form (system generated)
  9. Birth certificate or SSL / STD.  X certificate
  10. Photo identity proof

IBPS SO Result – Previous Year Cut Off (2019)

To know the estimate of cutoff in 2020, candidates should check the cut-off trends of previous years.  We have mentioned the cutoff marks of 2019 and 2018 in the table below:

IBPS SO Cut off 2019 Prelims (Category Wise)

Category Cutoff Marks
General (Gen) 81.50
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 79.50
Scheduled Cast (SC) 73.25
Orthopaedically Challenged (OC) 71.25
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 64.50
Visually Impaired (VI) 57.38
Intellectual Disability (ID) 45.38
Hearing Impaired (HI) 28.13

IBPS SO Cutoff 2019 for Prelims (Sectional Cutoffs)

Section Maximum Marks General SC/ST/OBC/PWD
Reasoning 50 13.50 8.75
General Awareness/Quantitative Aptitude 50 11.50 7.50
English 25 9.50 6.75

IBPS SO Cutoff 2019 for Prelims (Post-Wise)



Name of the Test Maximum Marks Cut Off Scores
EWS/General EWS/General
Agriculture Field Officer Professional Knowledge 60 21.75 25.50
Rajbhasha Adhikari Professional Knowledge (Objective) 60 21.25 24.75
Professional Knowledge (Descriptive)
Marketing Officer Professional Knowledge 60 19.75 22.75
HR/Personnel Officer Professional Knowledge 60 15.75 20.00
Law Officer Professional Knowledge 60 15.25 19.25
I.T. Officer Professional Knowledge 60 9.25 13.25

IBPS SO Cut Off Marks 2019 – Mains

IBPS SO Posts (Scale I) Category Wise Cut Offs
I.T. Officer 9.25 13.25
Agriculture Field Officer 21.75 25.50
Rajbhasha Adhikari 21.25 24.75
HR/Personnel Officer 15.75 20.00
Marketing Officer 19.75 22.75
Law Officers 15.25 19.25

IBPS SO Final Cutoff for Provisional Allotment 2019

Agricultural Officer 70.33 65.80 76.53 68.67 82.00 74.00 64.67 62.33 NA
Rajbhasa Adhikari 63.67 55.40 62.40 58.33 70.00 NA 41.67 57.27 40.27
Marketing Officer 63.40 60.40 71.87 59.00 72.13 49.33 58.67 55.00 41.53
HR/Personnel Officer 61.67 57.67 63.67 66.00 77.27 NA NA NA NA
Law Officer 61.27 49.00 57.67 55.33 75.00 NA 54.33 45.00 NA
IT Officer 57.67 55.00 49.00 47.07 64.07 43.67 45.53 49.00 37.33

IBPS SO Result – FAQs

What is the release date IBPS SO result 2020?

Is there any negative marking in IBPS SO 2020?

Does the IBPS release IBPS SO results separately?

What details are required to check the IBPS SO result?

What details will be printed on the scorecard?

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